80 episodes

The LIFE WORKS Podcast is one of the best kept secrets in the podcasting world. We explore common-sense solutions to our biggest problems.

It is quickly becoming an alternative for in-depth discussion with leaders and luminaries on relevant topics that impact life, business, health, wealth, politics, economics, and society-at-large. The podcast is an agnostic, general interest, non-partisan platform with a long-term vision to become an in-depth supplement to mainstream media. Listeners include CEOs, VPs, VCs, Entrepreneurs, top military, and elite performers everywhere.

The LIFE WORKS Podcast - Lessons From the Trenches of Life & Business The LIFE WORKS Podcast - Lessons From the Trenches of Life & Business

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The LIFE WORKS Podcast is one of the best kept secrets in the podcasting world. We explore common-sense solutions to our biggest problems.

It is quickly becoming an alternative for in-depth discussion with leaders and luminaries on relevant topics that impact life, business, health, wealth, politics, economics, and society-at-large. The podcast is an agnostic, general interest, non-partisan platform with a long-term vision to become an in-depth supplement to mainstream media. Listeners include CEOs, VPs, VCs, Entrepreneurs, top military, and elite performers everywhere.

    Episode 072: Your Project May be Successful but Still Fail - The Anatomy of Great Projects (LIFE WORKS Podcast w/ Mark Botros, Host and Executive Producer)

    Episode 072: Your Project May be Successful but Still Fail - The Anatomy of Great Projects (LIFE WORKS Podcast w/ Mark Botros, Host and Executive Producer)

    In this episode, we talk about what all great projects have in common.  Specifically, we focus on the three most important aspects of every  well-run project.

    00:00 LIFE WORKS Podcast_Great Projects

    00:00 Welcome

    00:35 In my 25 year career

    01:25 How do you know if a project well?

    01:49 How do you know if you're current project is going well?

    03:11 What's really at stake with this project

    03:56 What to do if things aren't going well

    05:13 The consequences of thinking short term

    06:03 How do you measure project success?

    06:13 Tell a Friend!

    06:29 Our Sponsor



    To connect or work with Mark Botros:



    https://markabotros.com

    https://marble.app/markbotros



    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/markbotros

    Instagram: @markabotros

    Twitter: @markbotros

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessstrategist/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mbotros/

    Email: mark@markabotros.com

    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-life-works-podcast/id1475582936





    Music Credit(s):

    Theme - “American Idle” by RKVC 

    "Classical Vibes 4" - Mixkit



    Many thanks to our Sponsor, PeterMark Consulting, LLC. 





    About the LIFE WORKS Podcast



    Started in 2018, The LIFE WORKS Podcast is becoming an alternative for in-depth discussion with leaders and luminaries on relevant (often under-reported) topics that impact life, business, health, politics, and society-at-large. The podcast is an agnostic, general interest, non-partisan platform with a long-term vision to become an alternative outlet to mainstream media. The podcast uses both short-form monologues (average 8 minutes), and long-form interviews with published and pre-published experts alike (average 50 minutes). 



    Where You Can Find The LIFE WORKS Podcast



    Web - http://markabotros.com 

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/markbotros 

    iTunes - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/life-works-podcast-lessons-from-trenches-life-business/id1475582936 

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7Lpo35jY1rUBGab3olfeeW 



    About the Audience



    The LIFE WORKS Podcast currently reaches about 10,000 people across all platforms. It has a wide age demographic of men and women aged 20-80+ (average is 40 years old)) but generally targets smart, critical-thinking people who are looking for “more to the story” – context, background, and unique insights they can use to feed their personal / professional learning, growth, and development. The audience includes Authors, Coaches, Medical, Legal, and Engineering Professionals, C-Suite Executives, Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Professional Sports players, and all manner of High-Achievers.


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    Episode 071: Why we need to give our best to those we love

    Episode 071: Why we need to give our best to those we love

    LIFE WORKS Podcast_What to do when our mobile devices lose power or service
    [00:00:00] Mark Botros: Hello, and welcome to the Life Works Podcast where we share lessons learned from the trenches of life and business, to help you achieve more, live more, and be more. I am your host, Mark Botros.
    [00:00:19] Mark Botros: In this episode, I want to talk about what to do when our mobile devices lose power or service.
    [00:00:26] Mark Botros: Specifically, I want to talk about seven, no tech strategies to overcome the Death Angel of Boredom when it comes near.
    [00:00:35] Mark Botros: In a previous episode, "Why we Need a Holiday from our Screens" I talked about what we gain when we consciously turn our screens off. Including a number of alternatives to spending time on our screens, but what happens when the unthinkable happens? When our mobile device has no service? Or battery life?
    [00:00:58] Mark Botros: And we have no [00:01:00] choice, but to switch it off. What do we do then?
    [00:01:03] Mark Botros: What follows are some alternatives to consider?
    [00:01:07] Mark Botros: One. Sit and think. If you stop and think. Without the assistance or stimulation of an electronic device, you will see that your mind is actually a very busy place. You would be amazed at the things that consciously run through your mind when you have nothing to distract it. This is a great time for daydreaming envisioning different aspects of your future.
    [00:01:33] Mark Botros: Planning or reflecting on the day's events, or contemplating ourselves, our existence, character, and our life. Two. Meditate and breathe.
    [00:01:45] Mark Botros: Meditation has numerous benefits, not just stress reduction, but it reaches down to the cellular and DNA levels. In another post, "My Personal Meditation" I share what I do [00:02:00] personally for my own meditation. And I share a link in that post to a Deepak Chopra video listing the many benefits of meditation.
    [00:02:08] Mark Botros: My meditation is usually about seven to eight minutes per day. There's no wrong way to meditate. So if you're ever stuck without a device, meditation would be a really good option.
    [00:02:19] Mark Botros: I reflect on good things. My wife and I developed this as a regular practice to change our focus from the negative circumstances in our life. To the innumerable positives in our life. We also use it with our kids to help them focus on the positives in their lives.
    [00:02:40] Mark Botros: The technique is simple. We ask what are 10 good things in our day? Or what are 10 good things about fill in the blank. Or we say 10 good things, which is our code for shifting our focus to something positive. But we always take a moment to [00:03:00] list 10 good things. You would be amazed how this simple technique can transform how you experience your life on an ongoing basis.
    [00:03:10] Mark Botros: Honestly, it's one of the secrets to my own sense of personal gratitude and happiness.
    [00:03:15] Mark Botros: Four. Take a nap.
    [00:03:18] Mark Botros: Yes, you heard right. Take a nap. If your device loses power or connectivity, and if you have no other priorities, it's a perfect moment to take a nap. It doesn't have to be a long nap, maybe 20 minutes or so. Naps can be super refreshing. They give your body some much needed decompression. They give you a good reset and help restore your energy.
    [00:03:42] Mark Botros: Five. Talk to someone. If you're among other people, like in a waiting area, you can talk to the people around you. Despite our cultural shift to be more isolated, electronic and text-based in our conversations, talking in person is by far [00:04:00] the best mode of communication. And that will never go out of style.
    [00:04:05] Mark Botros: You might be amazed how willing people are to engage, and how quickly you can get to know someone.
    [00:04:12] Mark Botros: Six. Talk to yourself, or pray if you're alone. You can talk to yourself, or your higher power. There seems to

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    • 7 min
    Episode 070: What to do when our mobile devices lose power or service

    Episode 070: What to do when our mobile devices lose power or service

    LIFE WORKS Podcast - What to do when our mobile devices lose power or service

    [00:00:00] Mark Botros: Hello, and welcome to the Life Works Podcast where we share lessons learned from the trenches of life and business, to help you achieve more, live more, and be more. I am your host, Mark Botros.
    [00:00:19] Mark Botros: In this episode, I want to talk about what to do when our mobile devices lose power or service.
    [00:00:26] Mark Botros: Specifically, I want to talk about seven, no tech strategies to overcome the Death Angel of Boredom when it comes near.
    [00:00:35] Mark Botros: In a previous episode, "Why we Need a Holiday from our Screens" I talked about what we gain when we consciously turn our screens off. Including a number of alternatives to spending time on our screens, but what happens when the unthinkable happens? When our mobile device has no service? Or battery life?
    [00:00:58] Mark Botros: And we have no [00:01:00] choice, but to switch it off. What do we do then?
    [00:01:03] Mark Botros: What follows are some alternatives to consider?
    [00:01:07] Mark Botros: One. Sit and think. If you stop and think. Without the assistance or stimulation of an electronic device, you will see that your mind is actually a very busy place. You would be amazed at the things that consciously run through your mind when you have nothing to distract it. This is a great time for daydreaming envisioning different aspects of your future.
    [00:01:33] Mark Botros: Planning or reflecting on the day's events, or contemplating ourselves, our existence, character, and our life. Two. Meditate and breathe.
    [00:01:45] Mark Botros: Meditation has numerous benefits, not just stress reduction, but it reaches down to the cellular and DNA levels. In another post, "My Personal Meditation" I share what I do [00:02:00] personally for my own meditation. And I share a link in that post to a Deepak Chopra video listing the many benefits of meditation.
    [00:02:08] Mark Botros: My meditation is usually about seven to eight minutes per day. There's no wrong way to meditate. So if you're ever stuck without a device, meditation would be a really good option.
    [00:02:19] Mark Botros: I reflect on good things. My wife and I developed this as a regular practice to change our focus from the negative circumstances in our life. To the innumerable positives in our life. We also use it with our kids to help them focus on the positives in their lives.
    [00:02:40] Mark Botros: The technique is simple. We ask what are 10 good things in our day? Or what are 10 good things about fill in the blank. Or we say 10 good things, which is our code for shifting our focus to something positive. But we always take a moment to [00:03:00] list 10 good things. You would be amazed how this simple technique can transform how you experience your life on an ongoing basis.
    [00:03:10] Mark Botros: Honestly, it's one of the secrets to my own sense of personal gratitude and happiness.
    [00:03:15] Mark Botros: Four. Take a nap.
    [00:03:18] Mark Botros: Yes, you heard right. Take a nap. If your device loses power or connectivity, and if you have no other priorities, it's a perfect moment to take a nap. It doesn't have to be a long nap, maybe 20 minutes or so. Naps can be super refreshing. They give your body some much needed decompression. They give you a good reset and help restore your energy.
    [00:03:42] Mark Botros: Five. Talk to someone. If you're among other people, like in a waiting area, you can talk to the people around you. Despite our cultural shift to be more isolated, electronic and text-based in our conversations, talking in person is by far [00:04:00] the best mode of communication. And that will never go out of style.
    [00:04:05] Mark Botros: You might be amazed how willing people are to engage, and how quickly you can get to know someone.
    [00:04:12] Mark Botros: Six. Talk to yourself, or pray if you're alone. You can talk to yourself, or your higher power. There seems t

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    • 7 min
    Episode 069b: CLIP - Confidence Mark Botros w Brian Decker on the LIFE WORKS Podcast

    Episode 069b: CLIP - Confidence Mark Botros w Brian Decker on the LIFE WORKS Podcast

    FULL INTERVIEW - https://youtu.be/NumWyzE7-Ss

    Do you want to learn secrets of the top 1% high performers? Brian Decker spent his entire career at the top echelons of the US Military and Professional Sports. As a former officer in Special Forces, and now the Director of Team Development for the Indianapolis Colts, Brian's interview is a masterclass on elite performance. The incredible insights he shares in this special interview YOU MUST SEE.

    Don’t miss out on this amazing episode of the LIFE WORKS Podcast.

    HASHTAGS

    #nfl, #nflplayers, #highperformers, #highperformance, #motivation, #personalresponsibility, #top1%, #mentalgame, #slump, #peakpotential, #eliteperformers, #olympics, #specialforces, #gameday, #dailyrituals, #habits, #dailyhabits, #dailyroutines, #routines, #metaltoughness, #ironman, #confidence, #culture

    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    About the LIFE WORKS Podcast- On the LIFE WORKS Podcast, every episode is a Masterclass. Since 2018, The LIFE WORKS Podcast has been a platform for in-depth discussion with today’s leaders and luminaries on relevant (and often under-reported) topics that impact life, business, health, politics, and society-at-large. The podcast is an agnostic, general interest, non-partisan platform with a long-term vision to become an alternative outlet to mainstream media. The podcast uses both short-form monologues (average 8 minutes), and long-form interviews with published and pre-published experts alike (average 50 minutes). Each episode is a masterclass with some of today’s highest achievers in their fields.

    The LIFE WORKS Podcast can be found at:
    * Web - http://markabotros.com
    * YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/markbotros
    * Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/7Lpo35jY1rUBGab3olfeeW
    * iTunes - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/life-works-podcast-lessons-from-trenches-life-business/id1475582936


    About the Audience - The LIFE WORKS Podcast currently reaches about 5000 people across all platforms. It has a wide age demographic (Age 20-80+ (average is 40 years old)) but generally targets smart, critical-thinking people who are looking for “more to the story” – context, background, and unique insights they can use to feed their personal / professional learning, growth, and development. The audience includes Coaches, Medical, Legal, and Engineering Professionals, and Non-Profit C-Suite Executives, Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Authors, and all manner of High-Achievers.




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    • 2 min
    Episode 069a: PREVIEW - What Top 1% Athletes Do, Brian Decker, Indianapolis Colts (Mark Botros/LIFE WORKS)

    Episode 069a: PREVIEW - What Top 1% Athletes Do, Brian Decker, Indianapolis Colts (Mark Botros/LIFE WORKS)

    FULL INTERVIEW - https://youtu.be/NumWyzE7-Ss

    Do you want to learn secrets of the top 1% high performers? Brian Decker spent his entire career at the top echelons of the US Military and Professional Sports. As a former officer in Special Forces, and now the Director of Team Development for the Indianapolis Colts, Brian's interview is a masterclass on elite performance. The incredible insights he shares in this special interview YOU MUST SEE.

    Don’t miss out on this amazing episode of the LIFE WORKS Podcast.

    IN THIS INTERVIEW

    [00:00:00] Welcome Brian Decker
    [00:00:44] Behind the Scenes of an NFL Team
    [00:02:42] What do you look for in a player?
    [00:06:01] You need to be able to handle the highs and the lows
    [00:08:06] How would you know if you were part of the top 1% of high performers?
    [00:11:30] The importance of the mental game
    [00:12:40] How to geet out of slump
    [00:15:32] The 1 key to unlocking peak potential
    [00:17:24] Game Day Rituals
    [00:21:40] What the top 1% high performers do to start their day (Brian's daily habits)
    [00:23:57] Brian's Special Forces career
    [00:28:19] How to develop mental toughness
    [00:30:37] Confidence
    [00:34:05] Building a culture of high performance at an enterprise or international level

    HASHTAGS

    #nfl, #nflplayers, #highperformers, #highperformance, #motivation, #personalresponsibility, #top1%, #mentalgame, #slump, #peakpotential, #eliteperformers, #olympics, #specialforces, #gameday, #dailyrituals, #habits, #dailyhabits, #dailyroutines, #routines, #metaltoughness, #ironman, #confidence, #culture

    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    About the LIFE WORKS Podcast- On the LIFE WORKS Podcast, every episode is a Masterclass. Since 2018, The LIFE WORKS Podcast has been a platform for in-depth discussion with today’s leaders and luminaries on relevant (and often under-reported) topics that impact life, business, health, politics, and society-at-large. The podcast is an agnostic, general interest, non-partisan platform with a long-term vision to become an alternative outlet to mainstream media. The podcast uses both short-form monologues (average 8 minutes), and long-form interviews with published and pre-published experts alike (average 50 minutes). Each episode is a masterclass with some of today’s highest achievers in their fields.

    The LIFE WORKS Podcast can be found at:
    * Web - http://markabotros.com
    * YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/markbotros
    * Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/7Lpo35j...
    * iTunes - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...


    About the Audience - The LIFE WORKS Podcast currently reaches about 5000 people across all platforms. It has a wide age demographic (Age 20-80+ (average is 40 years old)) but generally targets smart, critical-thinking people who are looking for “more to the story” – context, background, and unique insights they can use to feed their personal / professional learning, growth, and development. The audience includes Coaches, Medical, Legal, and Engineering Professionals, and Non-Profit C-Suite Executives, Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Authors, and all manner of High-Achievers.



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    • 50 sec
    Episode 069: FULL INTERVIEW - What Top 1% Athletes Do, Brian Decker, Indianapolis Colts (Mark Botros/The LIFE WORKS Podcast)

    Episode 069: FULL INTERVIEW - What Top 1% Athletes Do, Brian Decker, Indianapolis Colts (Mark Botros/The LIFE WORKS Podcast)

    Are you one of the world's top 1%? You'll find out in this interview.

    Brian Decker spent his entire career at the top echelons of the US Military and Professional Sports. As a former officer in Special Forces, and now the Director of Team Development for the Indianapolis Colts, Brian's interview is a masterclass on elite performance. The incredible insights he shares in this special interview YOU MUST SEE.

    Don’t miss out on this amazing episode of the LIFE WORKS Podcast.

    IN THIS INTERVIEW

    [00:00:00] Welcome Brian Decker
    [00:00:44] Behind the Scenes of an NFL Team
    [00:02:42] What do you look for in a player?
    [00:06:01] You need to be able to handle the highs and the lows
    [00:08:06] How would you know if you were part of the top 1% of high performers?
    [00:11:30] The importance of the mental game
    [00:12:40] How to geet out of slump
    [00:15:32] The 1 key to unlocking peak potential
    [00:17:24] Game Day Rituals
    [00:21:40] What the top 1% high performers do to start their day (Brian's daily habits)
    [00:23:57] Brian's Special Forces career
    [00:28:19] How to develop mental toughness
    [00:30:37] Confidence
    [00:34:05] Building a culture of high performance at an enterprise or international level

    HASHTAGS

    #nfl, #nflplayers, #highperformers, #highperformance, #motivation, #personalresponsibility, #top1%, #mentalgame, #slump, #peakpotential, #eliteperformers, #olympics, #specialforces, #gameday, #dailyrituals, #habits, #dailyhabits, #dailyroutines, #routines, #metaltoughness, #ironman, #confidence, #culture, #life #athletes #soldiers #colts #team #podcast #performance

    Special thanks 🙏 to George Randle
    Shouts to Mike Sarraille

    @The Talent War Group


    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    About the LIFE WORKS Podcast- On the LIFE WORKS Podcast, every episode is a Masterclass. Since 2018, The LIFE WORKS Podcast has been a platform for in-depth discussion with today’s leaders and luminaries on relevant (and often under-reported) topics that impact life, business, health, politics, and society-at-large. The podcast is an agnostic, general interest, non-partisan platform with a long-term vision to become an alternative outlet to mainstream media. The podcast uses both short-form monologues (average 8 minutes), and long-form interviews with published and pre-published experts alike (average 50 minutes). Each episode is a masterclass with some of today’s highest achievers in their fields.

    The LIFE WORKS Podcast can be found at:
    * Web - http://markabotros.com
    * YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/markbotros
    * Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/7Lpo35j...
    * iTunes - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...


    About the Audience - The LIFE WORKS Podcast currently reaches about 5000 people across all platforms. It has a wide age demographic (Age 20-80+ (average is 40 years old)) but generally targets smart, critical-thinking people who are looking for “more to the story” – context, background, and unique insights they can use to feed their personal / professional learning, growth, and development. The audience includes Coaches, Medical, Legal, and Engineering Professionals, and Non-Profit C-Suite Executives, Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Authors, and all manner of High-Achievers.





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    • 37 min

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